Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making

I was inspired to make this Happy birthday card using Christmas in the Making stamp set from my friend Libby!  In case you couldn’t tell I love cats!  They just make me happy!  So thinking outside the box with this stamp set makes it useful year round!  I have even seen some super cute Halloween cards using this set!

I also love to color and so I was incredibly excited when Stampin’ Up! brought back their line of Stampin’ Blends Alcohol ink markers complete with skin tones, and color lifter!  This was so easy to do it qualified as a quick and easy card!  

I started with an A2 card base in the Thick White cardstock.  Cut this at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Crumb Cake layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″, the DSP layer is cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, and the Shimmer White layer is  4 3/4″ x 3.5″ .  You don’t have to use Shimmery white card stock with Alcohol markers, but I do love the look and blending smoothness!  Stamp the Sentiments in Pool Party ink and remember to make your envelope pretty!

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Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card

This Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Thank You card was super Quick & Easy!  I send a ton of thank you cards every month and quick, easy, looks pretty fits my needs perfectly…lol…  I love the crafting forever stamp set for it’s versatility and it’s obvious crafty appeal.

To make this card simply start with an A2 card base in Night of Navy.  Cut landscape style, 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold the card in half at 5.5″.  Layer a Very Vanilla card stock cut at 5.25″ x 4″ stamped with the pens in Night of Navy ink.  Remember!  Stamp the Very Vanilla envelope with the pens too!  The Thank You sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set.  Finish off the card with the Night of Navy crinkled seam binding ribbon wrapped around the front and finished off with a bow!

Here is the video tutorial:

 

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Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures color challenge

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures color challenge

Stampin' Up! Timeless Textures color challenge

Here’s my Stampin’ Up! Timeless Textures color challenge! I love our weekly color challenges!  And this is one of my favorite texture sets.  The painted Harvest sentiment is perfect! 

This card is super quick and easy!  Just start with an A2 size base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  Cut the Basic Black cardstock layer at 5.25″ x 4″.  The stamped whisper white layer is cut at 5 3/8″ x 3 7/8″.

The basic black focal strip is 3/8″, the pumpkin pie strip is 1/4″, and the white sentiment strip is cut at 1/2″.  Attach the Basic Black shimmer ribbon knot with a glue dot.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

Stampin' Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card

This Stampin’ Up! Artistically Asian Sponged card was so fun! I love the look of sponging, and using the Timeless Textures stamp is a perfect “water look” for the base of this card . This weeks color challenge used Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Real Red and Basic Black.

I started with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  The Real Red layer is 5.25″ x 4″.  And the White sponged layer is 4 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  The video shows the details on how to do the stamping off and the sponging technique.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card

This Stampin’ Up! Spooky Cat Quick & Easy Halloween Card is perfect to create the final card in the cat punch series.  Yay for quick & easy! 

Just start with and A2 card base in Very Vanilla Heavy Cardstock cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold at 4.25″.  Attach the Basic Black cardstock layer cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  Attach a strip of the Spooky Night DSP cut at 5.25″ x 3/4″ to the far left and place the thin strip of Pumpkin Pie on top.

The Pumpkin Pie focal square is cut at 2 3/8″ x 2 1/4″.  And the Very Vanilla square is cut at 2 1/8″ x 2″.  Punch kitty using the Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Sponge the edges of the kitty and attach. 

And here is the video tutorial:

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